About Richard

I am the author of Running From Yourself and Anything is Possible and a former candidate for public office. I am dedicated to the cause of liberty and write on topics like business and marketing, politicsleadership, and personal development; all passions of mine. I sometimes stray into sports as well.

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My Top Posts

If you are new to my philosophies, check out some of my most popular posts below.


What is the Goal of Leadership? 

Leaders Leading Change

Do it Right, or Not at All


Overcoming “Not Possible”

Running Scared

Who is Going to Stop You?


Control Your Inbox for Better Results

You Have a New E-Mail, Sigh

Why I Deleted Path

Social Media

Social Means Social

Don’t Knock What You Don’t Try

Other Great Stuff

You’ve Been Fired. Now What?

Life Sized Jenga

My Minimalist Lifestyle


I have worked in the non-profit and marketing agency world which has given me a wide range of experiences both in business and in life. I currently live in New York City, where I consult with brands large and small on their digital marketing strategies. I also meet regularly with the local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans. I have worked with the United States Tennis Association in various capacities at the local and national levels, as well as Vaynermedia, Affinitive, and Shoptology; all digital media agencies based in New York City.

My interest in politics began in 1998 and culminated with my run for mayor of Mason City, Iowa, in the fall and winter of 2002-03. I placed third, but deemed the campaign a success not only for final electoral result (third out of ten), but also for the conversations that were created.

I hold a degree in public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and have written three books, of Running From YourselfAnything is Possible, and In Pain.